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Reporting on ONE: The Ultimate Conference & Retreat for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
The amazing folks at Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD)
have completely outdone themselves.  Now,
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an adult, so I never attended famous-amongst-children
Diabetes Camps.  Well, now I have attended
a Type 1 retreat ...

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From 2000, My First Published Article on Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes
In 2000, my first paper on adult-onset Type 1 diabetes was
published in the newsletter of the International Diabetic Athlete Association
(IDAA), a now-defunct organization.  I
feared that I would receive hate mail for what I wrote, particularly for

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Recognizing and Appropriately Treating Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes
2016, I attended an amazing conference for those with Type 1 diabetes and their
loved ones, CarbDM, held in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The opening presentations illustrate a simple
cause and effect relationship:  if the
medical community and diabetes o...

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Most New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Occurs in Adulthood: It is Time to Dispel the Myth that Type 1 Diabetes is a Childhood Disease
Short But Sweet Summary The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) says that 56% of new onset, correctly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes is seen
in adults (age >20 years), and the CDC says that figure does not include the
unknown numbe...

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Theresa May: World Leader with Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes (Who was Misdiagnosed)
Theresa May
became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in July 2016; she is the first
major world leader to have Type 1 diabetes. 
Ms. May was 56 years old in November 2012 when she was first diagnosed
as having diabetes, but, as so many of us with adult-o...

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A Field Guide to Identifying the Misdiagnosed Person with Type 1 Diabetes
are adults who come in droves to the diabetes online community, they write
about how they are puzzled how they got Type 2 diabetes, when they are young
and thin and athletic [1] .  Sometimes they are middle-aged and no longer
at fighting weight.  Somet...

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Yoga and Diabetes: Seeking Balance
Note: An abbreviated version of this blog was published by Rachel Zinman on her excellent website Yoga for Diabetes. I
started practicing yoga in 1994, six months before I noticed my first symptoms
of diabetes. When I was newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabete...

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LADA Awareness Week 2015
LADA Awareness
Week was started by Diabetes Hands Foundation and dLife in 2010(?), to bring
awareness to adult-onset Type 1 diabetes.   In 2015, LADA Awareness Week is October 19-26.   Although the vast majority of new-onset Type
1 diabetes occurs in adults...

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Early Insulin Therapy in Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes
There is substantial evidence that early insulin treatment
preserves remnant beta cell mass, and also lowers the risk of complications and
early death.  Sadly, complications and
early death are more common amongst those with slowly progressive Type 1

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Autoimmune Gestational Diabetes
10% of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) will have the
autoantibody markers for Type 1 autoimmune diabetes.   From Nillson et al (2007):   “The autoimmune process that leads to the
development of Type 1 diabetes probably begins several ye...
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